£400 per hectare (ha) per year, for up to 2 years.
Where to use this option
Available for Mid Tier and Higher Tier
Whole or part parcel
land registered as ‘in conversion’ with a Defra-licensed organic control body
arable land, temporary grassland or on permanent grassland where cultivation is part of the conversion plan
Where this option cannot be used
on parcels that have previously been registered with an organic control body by the applicant
on parcels for which the applicant has previously received conversion aid
How this option will benefit the environment
It helps to convert rotational land used to produce vegetables or salads into organic status land.
If successful there will be an increase in the overall area of land used to produce organic products.
follow the conversion plan agreed with an organic control body for the land and associated stock
comply with organic standards from the start of organic conversion to the end of the agreement
make sure that all land has completed conversion and is registered as ‘fully organic’ before the end of the agreement
enter a maximum area of 20ha into the option
keep at least 1 horticultural crop in each field parcel (or part parcel) during the agreement
Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request, either:
a copy of the conversion plan agreed with the organic control body
a fully completed viability plan and evidence land is improved permanent grassland or rough grazing
Agreement holders who have undertaken a viability assessment with their application must start their organic conversion process and submit a copy of the conversion plan (agreed with the organic control body) if requested.
All agreement holders will need to supply a valid organic certificate and schedule for all the parcels entered into this option on their annual payment claim if requested.
RPA will not request the above information if you have already supplied it for a Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) claim.